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Beekeeping

Beekeeping
A Guide to Bees, Beekeeping and Associated Practices

Beekeeping is being designed as an all-purpose broad scope reference book pertaining to apiculture, including information regarding bees, beekeeping and associated practices. Although Beekeeping is being written with the initial intent in aiding hobbyist, it is a growing resource that could also aid commercial beekeepers similarly. This Wiki book however, is not being written in a completely linear manner. Because of the writing style of this book, through the act of simply reading it chapter-by-chapter content will be lost. Reading in this manner should still prove to be worthwhile, but more topics and greater depth may be uncovered by following links within the text. Much like other Wiki based texts, Beekeeping is dependant on the collaborative effort of the community. If you have read your fill of this book and have some extra information that you can add, we request you do so, but before submitting please visit the Editing Guidelines and Information page.

An Introduction to Beekeeping

Types of Beekeepers

Types of Bees

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Races

Castes

Anatomy

Communication

Behavior

Hives for honeybees

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Langstroth Hive

Bottom Board

Covers

Entrance Modifier

Feeders

Frames

Hive Bodies

Other Hive Parts

Top Bar Hives

Other Hive Designs

Obtaining Hive Parts

Tools and Equipment

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Hive Manipulation

Bee Manipulation

Protective Gear

Build Up and Maintenance

First Steps with Bees

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Obtaining Bees

Packaged Bees

Nucs and Existing Hives

Swarms and Feral Hives

Acquiring Queen Bees

Hive Management

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Standard Hive Management

Advanced Hive Management

Seasonal Management

Hive Products

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Honey

Forms of Honey

Processing Honey

Using Honey

Honey Tools

Beeswax

Wax Tools

Pollen

Propolis

Venom

Royal Jelly

Special Practices

Bee Manipulation

Hive Manipulations

Disease and Pests

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Parasites

Disease

Brood Disease

Chemicals

Pests

Plants for Bees

Special Interest

History

Appendices

Acknowledgments and Book Information